Our Team

NTPC Board of Directors is comprised of the following individuals appointed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT):

Chairman:

Stephen R. Loutitt

Vice Chairman:

 Martin Goldney

Directors:

Jamie Koe

William MacKay

Pamela Strand

Erin Kelly

Corporate Secretary (NTPC):

Christine Duggan

 

NTPC Senior Leadership Team

Cory Strang, President and Chief Executive Officer

Cory Strang’s commitment to the Northwest Territories’ electricity sector began in 1999 when he first joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Alberta. Cory has held several positions with the Power Corporation with increasing authority and responsibility including the positions of Manager, Treasury and New Business Development, and Manager, Treasury and Enterprise Risk from 2007 to 2016. It was while in these roles that Cory gained valuable insight and experience in the management of the Corporation’s finance, utility rate regulation, risk management, renewable energy programs, and new business development.

In 2016, Cory was promoted to the position of Manager, Budgeting and Regulatory Affairs where he was responsible for the development of the Corporation’s annual operations and maintenance budget including revenue forecasting and managing long-term corporate planning, cash flow forecasts and long-term debt management. In this position Cory was the corporate authority for the Corporation’s utility rate applications and represented the Corporation as corporate witness at Public Utility Board hearings.

Cory was once again promoted in 2020 to oversee the Corporation’s Finance Division as Chief Financial Officer. During this time Cory worked closely with the Board of Directors on the approval of the 2021-22 Corporate Plan and operating and capital budgets.  Cory filled the role of Acting President and CEO following the departure of the previous President and CEO.

Cory is Metis and was born and raised in Hay River NT making him the first President and CEO from the NWT. With more than 20 years of utility experience and his long-term dedication to the Corporation Cory plans to use his understanding of the often-complex utility concepts and communicate these in an open and transparent manner with community leaders, Indigenous Governments, the Board of Directors and the Shareholder.

Cory is a proud northerner, and he is dedicated to his community and the north. Cory has been Chair of the Hay River Community Services Board, is an Executive Member of the Polar Pond Hockey Association and was a technical delegate for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. In his free time, Cory enjoys the seasons of the north, snowmobiling, curling and playing hockey in the winter and he takes advantage of beautiful summer months playing softball, golfing, boating and camping.  

Belinda Whitford, Chief Operating Officer

Belinda has more than 20 years of utility finance experience and was NTPC's controller for more than four years before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. Belinda assumed the role of COO in October 2020. In her current role, Belinda has overall accountability for Hydro Operations, Thermal Operations and Transmission and Distribution. 

Paul Grant, Chief Financial Officer

Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a degree in economics.  He has more than two decades of experience with NTPC working in finance, generation and distribution areas.  Appointed as Director, Customer Service in 2016, his area of responsibilities included billing, metering and customer service.  He continued to develop the customer experience by utilizing technology to make interaction with customers more timely and efficient. He was appointed Director, Corporate Planning in August 2018. In this role, he continues to oversee Customer Service, with additional responsibilities for Continuous Improvement, the Strategic Planning Process, and Communications. In November 2019, Paul assumed leadership of a new Corporate Services division, which included his previous areas of responsibility along with Information Technology and Supply Chain Management. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in February 2022.

Alex Love, Chief Projects and Engineering Officer 

Alex Love is a Professional Electrical Engineer with 33 years of experience, 23 of which are with Electric Power Utilities.

Alex has Operational, Capital Construction and Regulatory experience in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and British Columbia. Highlights of Alex’s career include leading his team to develop Canada’s first Community Solar Garden, guiding a utility through a major infrastructure renewal, developing an award-winning energy efficiency program for customers, helping a city achieve a 25% reduction in GHG emissions and helping a utility reduce their power supply costs by 15%. In 2016 Alex was the President of the NWPPA (Northwest Public Power Association), which represents utilities from California to Alaska that provide power to over 5 million homes.

Alex assumed the role of Chief Projects and Engineering Officer in 2022 after serving as Director, Hydro Operations, for several years.

Bruno Pereira, Chief Development Officer, NT Energy 

Bruno is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience, most recently as President and CEO of Qulliq Electric Corporation (QEC). In his role at QEC, Bruno represented QEC and the Nunavut government to the federal Senate and the House of Commons on various utility issues.  He was also responsible for restructuring and expanding the non-regulated District Heating business in Nunavut and initiating the territory’s first Independent Power Producer (IPP) program.  Recently, Bruno led the Nunavut territorial review of a proposed $1.7 billion transmission line between Manitoba and Nunavut. Bruno will be working with our customers and staff to identify new business opportunities and deliver the projects assigned to NT Energy. He will also work on the development of higher risk projects, the development of partnerships with Indigenous Governments, the development of business ventures both in electricity (NTPC) and energy (NT Energy), liaison with the GNWT, NTPC, Indigenous Governments and stakeholders on Energy policy and pursuing funding opportunities.

Mike Ocko, Director, Thermal Operations

Mike has 30 years of experience in the utility industry and thermal power generation. He joined the Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC) in 1989 working in thermal operations and maintenance as a result of his background as an Industrial & Control Electrician. He was appointed as the Director of NTPC’s Thermal Division in 2010 and has promoted alternate energy solutions within his division as well as across the company. Mike has served as Chair of the Canadian Off-Grid Utility Association for the past 10 years. His number one priority is to ensure that his employees work safely and are able to go home to family and friends at the end of every work day.   

Director, Hydro Operations: Vacant

 

Lee Brenton, Director, Transmission and Distribution 

Lee has more than 35 years in the transmission and distribution utility industry, having worked with Newfoundland Hydro, Quilliq Energy and BC Hydro before joining NTPC. In his current role, Lee is responsible for transmission, distribution and vegetation management and has placed a high priority on improving reliability of electricity service across the wide geographical landscape that NTPC serves. He works with Indigenous governments to ensure community energy supply continues to meet their requirements.

David Dewar, Director, Health, Safety and Environment

David is an NWT grown Safety and Environmental professional with workplace experience in wildlife management, environmental protection, and safety management gained during employment in government, the regulatory sector as well as the mining and utility industries.

David achieved his Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation in 2013 and also completed his Master’s of Science Thesis. In July 2021, David completed his Executive Masters’ of Business administration with specialization in business analytics.  

In 2009 David joined NTPC as the Senior Health, Safety, and Environment Policy Coordinator and leveraged his experience to assist in the redevelopment of the Corporation’s Health and Safety Management System. In this role, David also managed environmental regulatory activities for replacement of the Bluefish Dam in 2012.

David spent two years with the Information Technology team as the IT Project Portfolio Manager. He managed various IT infrastructure and application implementations including the ransomware emergency response.  

David returned to the Health, Safety and Environment Division as Director in 2022.

Erin Dean, Director, Human Resources

Erin joined NTPC in 2016 as an HR Specialist, in 2018 she became the Manager, Human Resources and was appointed the Director, Human Resources in 2019. She has 15 years’ experience in mining, oil & gas, and utility industries.  She leads the team responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at the Corporation.

Erin holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Human Resources Management degree. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a Certified Executive Coach. 

Chuck Myles, Director, Finance

Chuck is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of senior management and strategic leadership experience in manufacturing, distribution, logistics and more recently the electric utilities industry. Chuck is a proven leader with strong business acumen, a strong record of results-oriented achievements and has a history of developing new business initiatives. Chuck joined NTPC in July of 2021 as the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis and assumed the role of Director, Finance in 2022.

Erin Ladouceur, Director, Customer Service

Erin grew up in the North, living in both Cambridge Bay and Yellowknife through high school graduation.  Upon graduation from University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts (Geography), she returned to Yellowknife to start working in various customer service positions.  Erin joined NTPC as a summer student during her university years and permanently joined the Corporation in 2002, as a part-time Customer Service Representative in Yellowknife. She ultimately progressed to Director, Customer Service in March 2022. 

Erin is focused on providing excellent customer experiences by developing NTPC’s customer service approaches to meet evolving customer’s needs.  She recognizes that today’s NTPC, needs to be dynamic and robust to meet these rapidly evolving needs.  She strives to provide a balanced approach between technological innovations and the northern traditions and culture.

Tim Dressel, Director, Information Technology 

Tim has almost 25 years of corporate IT leadership experience spanning from small enterprises to global multinationals. He has led continuous improvement projects focusing on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) historians and plant optimization, deep sea marine terminal operating systems modernization and, most recently, digital business initiatives focused on supply chain visibility and resiliency. Tim has an undergraduate degree in Physics, an MBA with a specialization in Digital Technologies Management, multiple technical certifications, and maintains a current Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation. Tim joined NTPC in 2022 and assumed the role of Director, Information Technology.

 

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